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Divided court upholds death for killer of officer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The nature of a police officer's killing during a traffic stop — shot four times in the head at close range — outweighed arguments that the killer panicked out of fear he would be attacked, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in upholding the defendant's death sentence by a single vote.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2014

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Ohio officer pleads not guilty after K-9's death

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio officer whose police dog died from heatstroke in his cruiser has pleaded not guilty on two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.

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Ohio bill inspired by fake ice bucket challenge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker says his proposal to require prison time for many felony crimes against the disabled or elderly was inspired by a fake ice bucket challenge that led to charges against five teenagers.

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Ebola nurse on defensive gets call from Obama

 

ATLANTA (AP) — A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit, where doctors defended her as a courageous front-line caregiver.

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State: Over 477,000 Ohio voters have cast ballots

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief says more than 477,000 absentee ballots have been cast ahead of the fall election.

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GOP gleeful over Democrats' midterm woes in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrats appear poised to lose every statewide election in battleground Ohio this fall — most of them badly. The prospect is fueling Republican arguments headed into the next presidential election that voter support in a key bellwether state telegraphs national approval for GOP policies.

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No injuries in Ohio pipeline fire; cause unknown

CAMERON, Ohio (AP) — Officials say no one was injured when a pipeline in southeast Ohio carrying a toxic substance produced during natural gas and oil processing caught fire Tuesday.

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Cleveland to recycle 270 surrendered firearms

CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials in northeast Ohio plan to melt down hundreds of firearms and recycle them into steel.

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